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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Omigawa in Japan

Earthquake location 35.8349S, 140.5842WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:36:14 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.5842° East, latitude 35.8349° North, depth = 40.41 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 07:36:14 / February 9, 2020 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70007q7m. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007q7m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaminokawa, Asaka, Ageoshimo. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of Omigawa, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5842° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of Omigawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-09 07:36:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-08 11:11:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.018 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007q7m Id of event.
Event Code 70007q7m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007q7m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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